The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Green and Gold Fund won the 2012 Alternative Investment Style national championship at this week’s R.I.S.E. XII Forum. This marks back to back national titles for the student managed investment portfolio. The fund is valued at approximately $525,000 – easily surpassing their goal of $500,000 – and has outperformed the S&P 500 by a wide margin.
The UAB Green and Gold Fund is run by UAB students operating out of the UAB School of Business Bloomberg Terminal Room. The newly created space features 20 Bloomberg terminals, the same used by financial professionals, to monitor and analyze real time financial market data and place trades electronically. The UAB Green and Gold Fund holdings include Apple, Google and Amazon.
The UAB national championship team is advised by Jacob Gelber, instructor in the UAB School of Business, and the student leaders are:
· Daniel Phillips, Chief Investment Officer
· Kevin Mann, Chief Economist, Web Designer, Portfolio Manager, Accounting Officer
· Lou Jackson, Portfolio Manager
· Daniel Wilson, Portfolio Manager, Former Chief Investment Officer
· Corey Lovelace, Portfolio Manager
· Joshua Phillips, Analyst
The UAB Green and Gold Fund also took second place in the Balanced Portfolio category narrowly missing two national titles this year. They won first place in the undergraduate Growth Style Category at the 2008 R.I.S.E. Forum and have been featured on CNBC and in Bloomberg BusinessWeek in the past. The R.I.S.E. Forum is the largest national collegiate portfolio competition in the country.